About Asylum Support

People who claim asylum in the UK are prohibited from working or claiming mainstream benefits. Many of the asylum seekers GMIAU represents rely on a small amount of cash and accommodation provided on a no-choice basis by the Home Office – this is called Section 95 support. People who have their asylum claim refused may have access to limited, cash-less support known as Section 4. GMIAU’s Asylum Support and Housing Advice (ASHA) service – operating out of Greater Manchester Law Centre – provides support, advocacy and advice for asylum seekers who need support to avoid becoming homeless and destitute.

We believe that no one should be destitute as a result of their immigration status.

Fundraising appeal success!

Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising appeal to raise vital funds for GMIAU’s destitution project (ASHA). ASHA (Asylum Support Housing Advice) is a very busy service which helps people who are seeking asylum or who have been refused and are facing destitution and homelessness and sees over 1000…

Job Vacancy

Experienced Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker Level 2 GMIAU is seeking to recruit a committed and experienced immigration caseworker with proven experience of providing advice and representation in immigration, asylum, and human rights cases. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Denise McDowell, Director, on 0161 769 8822 or via denise@gmiau.org.…

Impact Report 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of our inaugural impact report, published earlier this year in November 2017. Our report is intended to shine a light on some of the work that our dedicated team of staff and volunteers complete on a daily basis, as well as highlighting some…